Did you or a loved one suffer a neck injury in a preventable accident caused by someone else’s negligence? A lawyer with our firm may be able to assist you with your Kenner case.
With our help, you may be able to receive financial compensation known as damages. Damages can be used to pay for medical care, reimburse you for lost paychecks, and much more.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
A personal injury attorney from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you throughout the legal process. Here are some of the aspects of your case that we can assist with:
Determining Negligence and Liability
We can begin by collecting evidence from the accident to determine who was at fault, how the accident happened, and how serious your injuries are. Possible sources of evidence include:
- Photos of the accident: If you have photos of the scene, please let us know. Otherwise, we can seek such photos from eyewitnesses and other sources.
- Traffic camera footage: If there was a camera in the vicinity that captured the accident on tape, we can request that footage.
- Witness statements: We can track down anyone who saw the accident and ask them to write a statement detailing what they saw.
- Expert statements: For example, we can ask a doctor to evaluate your neck injury and confirm how it negatively impacts your health and life.
- Police reports: Were the authorities called to the scene of your accident? Their report may contain invaluable information that could help prove your case.
- Medical records: If you need to pursue damages after an accident, medical records can serve as evidence to support your case. Make sure to keep all bills and receipts for your treatment.
In some cases, there is just one liable party; in others, there may be more than one. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can identify all liable parties so that you can sue for the justice and money you deserve.
Unfortunately, the insurance company may insist you are liable for your accident. This would diminish or even eliminate the compensation you could collect under CC Art. 2323. We can dispute such arguments with an investigation and evidence of our own.
If an accident in Kenner caused your neck injury, you may be able to collect financial compensation for medical treatment, vehicle repair or replacement, physical pain and inconvenience, and more. A lawyer from our office can collect evidence to support your neck injury case and estimate the value of your lawsuit.
Some of the expenses that may be covered include:
- Repairs to or replacement of your vehicle
- Medical bills for emergency room visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, rehabilitative therapies, X-rays, and prescription medications
- Modifications to your home that any disabilities caused by the neck injury require
- Future medical care required by your disabilities
- Lost wages during your recovery
- Future lost wages if you cannot return to work or can only work part-time
- Loss of employment if you were fired or otherwise could not keep your job due to the neck injury
In addition, accident victims may seek direct compensation for their physical and emotional suffering. Examples of such injuries include:
- Partial or total loss of use of the neck or any other body part
- Intellectual disability caused by a head injury
- Permanent scarring on the neck or other areas
- The breakdown in relations between you and your spouse
- The inability to live without assistance or to participate in activities you love
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we help our clients determine which of the above damages they qualify for, as well as the total amount of money they should seek. We do this by listening to each client’s story both during and after the initial case review, which is free. We also collect evidence specifically pertaining to their injuries, such as:
- Vehicle repair bills and receipts
- Medical bills
- Prescription receipts
- Bills for home modifications
- Past earning statements to estimate your lost wages
You have two main options for seeking damages: settling with the at-fault party’s insurance company or directly suing the other party.
During the settlement process, we may:
- Notify the liable party and their insurance company that you want to negotiate
- Arrange a meeting with the insurance company
- Negotiate and refuse to accept less than what your injuries are worth
- Prepare the settlement agreement so you can get the money as quickly as possible
- Answer all your questions about the agreement
If the case goes to trial, we can:
- Schedule trial dates
- Prepare evidence to submit to the court
- Prepare and deliver oral arguments before a judge and jury
- Find witnesses to testify on your behalf
- Question our witnesses and cross-examine witnesses brought by the other side
For a free legal consultation with a neck injury lawyer serving Kenner, call 337-221-9907
Can I Afford Legal Help?
After a neck injury, you may have a lot of additional bills to worry about, so it is understandable if you are reluctant to spend more on legal representation. However, hiring a lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers does not have to break the bank. We save our clients money by:
- Evaluating your case for free: Everyone who calls in can speak to a member of our team at no cost and no obligation.
- Charging nothing up front: Clients never pay attorney’s fees right away.
- Charging nothing if we do not win: If, for whatever reason, we cannot get compensation for you, then we do not charge attorney’s fees.
- Taking our fee out of your compensation: Do not worry about paying attorney’s fees out of pocket. Before we get started, we will come to an agreement with you about what percentage of your compensation we should take as our attorney’s fee.
- Making sure clients get exactly what they deserve: We investigate each case to ensure every client asks for a fair settlement that meets their needs.
Kenner Neck Injury Lawyer Near Me 337-221-9907
Act Quickly After a Neck Injury
You must act quickly if you want to pursue a claim for damages. CC Art. 3492 limits the time you have to pursue legal action in a personal injury case; you have one year from the accident date to do so. Per CC Art. 2315.2, survivors have one year from the date of their loved one’s passing to sue for wrongful death. These statutes apply to all kinds of accident cases, including:
Generally, after one year, you can no longer pursue financial compensation for your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. An attorney with our firm can review and discuss any exceptions that may apply to your case.
Get a Free Consultation Today
Reach out to the team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today by calling (504) 777-7777. We can tell you more about the legal process involved in pursuing damages after a neck injury in Kenner. If your case is viable, a lawyer from our office can get to work on your case without charging you any attorney’s fees up front.